The cloth is used for specific healing scenarios and becomes an extension of the shaman's performing body, adding to the dance imagery when a spirit-character is physicalised through its performance (bu'main 'antu).
The spirit is then physicalised further in its performance by song, through which extemporised wordsounds produce a colourful image of the spirit's image and character.
Through songs and other word-sounds, kinaesthetics, and puppets the material reality of the non-physical spirit-dimension is physicalised as a performed simulacrum, which in turn indexes its presence to the people.
This is primarily manifested in three forms: 'detachment engagement', which refers to 'behaviors around music that proceed from complete physical immobility to active but still relatively understated engagement, and finally back to disengagement'; 'other worlds', which refers to 'highly physicalised
dance and/or related bodily movements that indicate a person's or groups' attempted or actual entrance into another consciousness or alternative state of being; and 'sexualisation', which refers to 'the physical movements at musical performances that individuals more or less explicitly model on sexual intercourse' (pp.
anxiety of this moment, the razor graphically peeling flesh, makes this an occasion when we're most likely to feel a physical connection with Bub.
For if, as John Picker contends, the dual roles of hearing in Victorian culture were to act as 'a response to a physical stimulus and as a metaphor for communication of meaning', then Tom's cry is a physicalised
expression of psychic pain designed to enervate the audience and challenge their very methods of communicating/receiving meaning.
As such, the material in this edition speaks to/about/through, and plays with, a heightened physicality, dance-based physical theatre and a theatre that foregrounds physicalised
Indeed, perhaps Kapoor's only failing is occasionally to become too approachable, too crudely physicalised
, as in his overtly scatological cement drippings, volubly entitled Greyman Cries, Shaman Dies, Billowing Smoke, Beauty Evoked, 2008-9.